The transition from primary to secondary school can be an exciting, but also unsettling experience for many children.  As a school, we are working hard to make sure your child’s move from primary to secondary is as smooth as possible.

We will visit each primary school in the summer term prior to your child starting with us in August.  This gives us an opportunity to get to know your child and their friendship group.  Afterwards, your child will be placed in a tutor group where they will be nurtured and guided through their five-year journey with us at Bishop Rawstorne.

In June, we host a ‘New Intake Evening’ during your child’s first-term with us, giving you time to meet your child’s tutor and ask any questions you may have.

Your child will be able to experience life at secondary school during Taster Day in July, when they will be given the opportunity to meet their tutor group and members of staff, explore the school and participate in a range of lessons.

The information listed below may be of interest to your child as it will give them an insight into life at Bishop Rawstorne. It may also help you support your child during the first crucial weeks as they settle into a new routine.

We look forward to welcoming your child into our school community.


Key Dates:

New Intake Evening - Thursday 9 June 2022: Session 1, 4.30pm – 6.30pm and Session 2, 7pm – 9pm

Y6/7 Taster Day – Wednesday 6th July 2022


Helpful Information:


Welcome Videos

Mr Cowley Headteacher


Mr Duckworth Assistant Headteacher - Pastoral

Dr Saunders Transition

Learning Support


Virtual School Tour

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